This morning on my training hike to try and break my new boots my feet were hurting like a SOB. I stopped to relace and no where dry to park my back 40 (it has finally started to rain again in my neck of the woods ).
Stooped over, unlaced and took each boot off, adjusted sox and relaced boots. Started walking and it was like I had a different pair of boots.
I put this down to having my weight in the boot spreading it when I relaced, instead of lacing them sitting and then standing and trying to spread the boot, which would make it more difficult to spread the boot and putting pressure on the foot, causing hot spots and pain/discomfort.
Have I stumbled on an age old hikers secret or was it just re-arranging everything that made it feel better?